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Upcoming Events

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Fundraising, Social Media, Website (WIX preferred), Grant Writing, Pet Transportation, Pet Food Pantry, and Education Speaker, just to name a few.




AWL’s 2023 Mascot & Winner of Cutest Rescue Pet Contest

Cutest Rescue
Pet Contest

There are not enough words to thank the participants, Emily Fein of GBW: The Filling Station, Goldsboro Food Trucks - Skullies Street Q, the Animal Welfare League volunteers, volunteers who exhibited TNR Georgia Tanner Gurley, Angie Burnham Newton, and many, many others for the success of AWL's Cutest Rescue Pet Contest. Citizens of Wayne and surrounding counties stepped up, and the real winners were the homeless, stray, and injured animals who were helped by the success of the fundraiser.

NC Freedom Fest

This year’s Freedom Fest was held on September 9th, 2023

Downtown Goldsboro

Despite the bad weather causing us to take cover and build an ark, we are grateful for the opportunity to participate. We look forward to a drier event next year!

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The Filling Station Fundraiser

Animal Welfare League of Wayne County presented its first grant check on Sept 7, 2023! Congratulations to all of the fur babies who have been and will be helped by Rita’s Rescue.

Accepting the check for $600, left to right: CJ Oates of Rita’s Rescue, Ann Durusky of Animal Welfare League of Wayne County, Bill Best of Rita’s Rescue, Roberta Copple of Rita’s Rescue


United Way of Wayne County, NC

Thank you to our volunteers who helped make this event a success!

Adoption Event at
Pet Supplies Plus

Thank you to our volunteers who helped make this event a success!

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